Alexander Verlag Berlin presents: Margarita Broich „Portraits & Westerwald“
Opening: March 18, 7 pm
Exhibition: March 19 – April 28, 2011
As an actress Margarita Broich is one of the big names, but it may come as a surprise to many that she is also a photographer. After a succesful show in Salzburg in 2009 the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin is holding a huge exhibition of her work parallel to the show at CONTRIBUTED consisting of over 60 portraits of her fellow artists, including Ben Becker, Kate Winslet, Veronika Ferres, Klaus Maria Brandauer, and many more. Margarita Broich has captured those fleeting moments when the actor sheds the role in the intervals or a few minutes after the end of a performance. CONTRIBUTED will not only present the best images of these portraits, but also unknown works together with a new series called „Westerwald“ that will premiere at the gallery.
Born in Neuwied in 1960, Margarita Broich initially studied photo design in Dortmund and worked as a theatrical photographer at the Bochum Schauspielhaus (Theatre) under Claus Peymann, before studying dramatic art herself at Berlin’s College of Arts. Since then she has appeared in numerous German-language stage performances and television dramas, working with such directors as Robert Wilson, Hermine Huntgeburth and, earlier, with Christoph Schlingensief.
Publication: Margarita Broich „Wenn der Vorhang fällt/When the curtain falls – Portraits“, Alexander Verlag Berlin, 2011, 96 pages, 28 Euro